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Anxiety Disorders

Learn the signs, symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

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Understanding Anxiety

In this detailed overview, learn more about anxiety disorders, how they are assessed, and treatment options.

What is anxiety?

While anxiety can be a normal reaction to stress, for people with anxiety disorders the fear is not temporary and can be overwhelming.

Anxiety disorders are conditions in which you have anxiety that does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as going out, interacting with friends or family, and sleeping.

To learn more about anxiety, view our e-learning lesson or read our detailed overview.

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Helpful Links and Resources

Expert-selected websites and documents related to anxiety disorders.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CAMH info on what older adults, their families and friends need to know.

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Anxiety Canada

Useful free resources such as the MindShift CBT app and My Anxiety Plans (MAPS).

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Self-Help and Educational Resources Handout

This handout highlights useful links, apps, self-help books, and other resources.

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BounceBack® is a free program from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) that helps you build skills to improve your mental health.

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Find Your Local CMHA

Find Canadian Mental Health Association in your area.

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Health Quality Ontario's Patient Guide for Anxiety Disorders

Find suggestions on what to discuss with your health care providers to help you to receive high-quality care.

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Managing anxiety with cognitive behaviour therapy: What is it and how can it help?

In this video, Dr. Randi McCabe discusses CBT, as well as other helpful resources.

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Anxiety e-Learning

Check out our 35-minute e-learning lesson learn about the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for anxiety disorders.

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

To learn more about the different types of anxiety disorders, read through our detailed overview.

Anxiety Disorders Overview


There are a range of different treatments for anxiety disorders, including self-help approaches, CBT, and medications.

Treatments Overview

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